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FOR USE IN
SECULAR AND OTHER SCHOOLS.
THOS. A. BOWDEN, B.A., Oxon.
the Acts of the Apostles.
[Entered at Stationers' Hall.]
BIBLE READING LESSONS.
THE BOOK OF PSALMS.*
PSALM I. BLESSED is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the
ungodly, Nor standeth in the way of sinners, Nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful, But his delight is in the law of the LORD; And in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, That bringeth forth his fruit in his season ; His leaf also shall not wither; And whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
The ungodly are not so: But are like the chaff which the wind driveth away. Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, Nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous : But the way of the ungodly shall perish.
* The arrangement of the verses of the Psalms and Proverbs, has been generally taken from that of the "Paragraph Bible," published by the Bible Society.
PSALM V. GIVE ear to my words, O LORD, consider my meditation. Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my
GOD : For unto thee will I pray. My voice shalt Thou hear in the morning, O LORD; In the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will
For Thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness :
tude of thy mercy : And in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple.
PSALM VIII. O LORD our LORD, How excellent is thy name in all the earth, Who hast set thy glory above the heavens ! Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings Hast Thou ordained strength Because of thine enemies, That Thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger. When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, The moon and the stars, which Thou hast ordained ; What is man, that Thou art mindful of him ? And the son of man, that Thou visitest him ? For Thou hast made him a little lower than the angels,
And hast crowned him with glory and honour.
PSALM X I.
In the LORD put I my trust : How say ye to my soul, ' Flee as a bird to your moun
tain ? For, lo, the wicked bend their bow, They make ready their arrow upon the string, That they may privily shoot at the upright in heart. • If the foundations be destroyed, What can the righteous do ?'
The LORD is in his holy temple,